AFTERLIFE EXPERT ARTHUR FINDLAY
Arthur Findlay MBE
JP (May 16, 1883 – July 24, 1964) was a writer, accountant,
stockbroker and Essex magistrate, as well as a significant
figure in the history of the religion of Spiritualism, being
a partial founder of the newspaper Psychic News and also
a founder of the International Institute for Psychical Research.
In his will he left his home, Stansted Hall, to the Spiritualists'
National Union. It became the world-famous Arthur Findlay
After experiencing overwhelming evidence of the existence
of the afterlife through direct voice medium John Sloan,
Arthur Findlay began an in depth research into the history
BOOKS BY ARTHUR FINDLAY
On the Edge of the Etheric, Or, Survival
After Death Scientifically Explained 1932
The Unfolding Universe, (1935 -1988 -13th reprints)
The Rock of Truth, Or, Spiritualism, the Coming World
Religion 1933-1087 (16 reprints).
Curse of Ignorance Vol 1 & 2 - 1993 (1947-1993
The Psychic Stream: Or, The Source and Growth of the
Christian Faith 1939 (6 reprints).
Where Two Worlds Meet (1951- 1986 6 reprints)
The Torch of Knowledge: A Story about the Twentieth
Century, and the Changes which Will Take Place as the Result
of Increased Knowledge 1936
Looking Back: The Autobiography of a Spiritualist
The Way of Life: A Guide to the Etheric World ...
(8 reprints 1953-86)
The Effect of Religion on History
The Way of Life: A Guide to the Etheric World : Giving
419 Extracts from the Verbatim Records of Sittings with
John Campbell Sloan, the Famous Glasgow Direct Voice Medium
FINDLAY’S FORMIDABLE CHALLENGE
Arthur Findlay challenged Christians around the world to
show if he was wrong in his history of Christianity - in
his brilliant, revolutionary book ‘The Rock of
Truth’. He even issued a personal challenge to
every Christian minister in the United Kingdom.
Considering the extreme, shocking revelations, over fifty
years later, no priest, no parson, no theologian, no Christian
Minister and other Christian Fundamentalists with expertise
in the Bible have been able to show where, when, how and
why Arthur Findlay’s highly provocative proven facts
are not correct.
In fact, to-day, some fifty seven years later, no Christian
fundamentalist, no orthodox Christian and other Christians
have been able to disprove any of the claims of Arthur Findlay
in his brilliant ROCK OF TRUTH.
Why have Christian Orthodoxy, the Christian Fundamentalists,
including the Catholic Church – not done anything
about Arthur Findlay’s very serious proven claims
that make the Bible a fraudulent document? Absence of rebuttal
usually means that the claims as stated by Arthur Findlay
are correct and are irrefutable. Do you have the moral courage
to read the real truth about what the Bible is all about?
QUOTES FROM FINDLAY’S CLASSIC BOOK The
Rock of Truth, Or,
Spiritualism, the Coming World Religion
(reprinted fifteen times from 1933 – 1987):
Read very carefully as these quotes, which have never been
disproved, are very likely to shock you. But do have the
moral courage to read and study them, because truth rises
above established cultural beliefs.
“No original document of the Gospels has survived,
and no record exists of such documents ever having been
“The books of the New Testament are not historical
documents, no one knows who wrote them, nobody has reported
ever having seen the original documents, and nobody knows
when they were written.” (ibid p 53).
“The teachings of Jesus and the teaching of the Essenes
(before Christian era)- are remarkably alike, and the similarity
of many of the sayings found in the Gospels to those of
the Essenes is striking. (ibid p 53).
4.”The historian Professor Dr Ginsburg
has shown that what Jesus is reported to have taught, the
Essenes taught before him.” (ibid p 56).
World famous historian - Gibbon, was of the opinion that
early Christianity, before it became surrounded by the myths,
legends, doctrines and ceremonials of other religions, was
just a new name given to the teachings of Essenism. (ibid
6. “The New Testament was brought
together into one book at the close of the 4th century,
and the two testaments were combined into one book in the
6th century. This book differed considerably from our present
Bible, which came into being as late as 1611. Prior to this,
numerous conferences were held to decide which books were
inspired and which were not, and finality was reached only
in the 17th century. How is it that Christians had to wait
until the 17th century before it could be decided what was
true and what was not?” (ibid p 64-65)
7. “The New Testament as we know
it to-day consists of books whose origin is unknown, and
whose authors are unknown. They were chosen uncritically
by ignorant men, steeped in superstition. What was merely
tradition became elevated to the rank of sacred documents,
word by word inspired by god …” (ibid p 65).
(Absolutely no dispute at all by all professional historians:
“The Old Testament of the present Bible is the original
Jewish Book of the Law”). “The bringing
of the Jewish Book of the Law and the Christian documents
together in the 6th century of the Christian era was the
beginning of what became known as the Bible- which in original
Greek means Book.” The Jewish book became known under
the name of the Old Testament – see item 20 below.
8. “The Arians, a sect of the early
Christians which maintained that God and Jesus were NOT
the same, and that Jesus was subordinate to God, lost their
amendment at the Council of Nicaea in A.D. 325, that most
decisive event in the history of the Christian Church. Arius,
the leader, was an Alexandrian presbyter of the Church,
and, after weeks of arguing, the anti- divines first carried
the day, and then the pro-divines, when ultimately it was
decided by (by vote) - a majority that Jesus was the Son
of God and the second member of the Trinity.” (ibid
9.”The creed received royal assent,
a royal command was issued that everyone must believe it,
and that Christianity thus defined was to be the state religion
of Rome for the future. The bishops who opposed it were
cast out as heretics, and those who had been on the winning
side were promoted and given places of authority under the
name of “orthodox.” (ibid p66).
“Then persecution by the orthodox Christians began
and Christianity entered on its long record of bloodshed
which did not end until some 25,000,000 victims had been
slaughtered.”(ibid p 66)
11. “Nicaea was the birthplace of
Christianity and the grave of what we imagined Jesus taught.
From 325 A.D. onwards to the present time Christianity has
been a religion comprising the superstitions of previous
religions, because what was believed to have happened to
the earlier saviour-gods was made to centre around Jesus
when Paul evolved him into the heavenly Christ after seeing
his alleged apparition.” (ibid p 66).
“Rome Emperor Constantine decreed that Christianity
was to be the state religion of the future, then those who
controlled its destinies were determined that it would not
be inferior to rival sects and cults of its time. Consequently
its teachings and ritual had to be up to the level of prevailing
religions, and the more the miraculous was emphasised the
more likely was the new religion to be accepted by the ignorant
masses.” (ibid p67).
13. Christianity absorbed Mithraism, and
all it stood for, and consequently its chief rival in the
Roman Empire disappeared. Mithraism, the name given to the
religion followed by those who worshipped the son god Mithra,
came to Europe from Persia. From Persia it spread through
Europe, including Great Britain. In point of universality
it was the most wide-spread religion in
the Western world in the early centuries of the Christian
era.” (ibid p 69).
14. “The followers of Mithra worshipped
the god Mithra, the Deity of Light and Truth created by
yet co-equal with, the Supreme Deity. They believed in the
Trinity- the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost –
Mithra being the Son. … Mithra was styled “the
most beloved by men”, he being the Lamb slain for
the sins of the world. They kept Sunday, the first day of
the week as their day of workshop. Mithra was its Lord,
and Sunday known as the Lord’s day. The chief festivals
were what we now call Christmas and Easter. Mithra was born
at Christmas and died at Easter.” (ibid p 69).
15. “Only after successive pontifical
decrees were the people as a whole made to accept Jesus
as the world’s Saviour instead of Mithra. Like Jesus,
Mithra was born in a cave, shepherds came to adore him and
offer him gifts, his mother was a virgin, he was buried
in a rock tomb, and when they looked for his body it could
not be found. Mithra after death, passed into hades and
rose again from the dead, his followers believing that on
the last day a general resurrection of the dead would take
place when he would return to judge the world.” (ibid
16. “The stories of Adam and Eve,
the Flood, the Tower of Babel, and other events, were all
current in Babylonia long before a book of our Bible was
written. They were copied there by the Jews when in captivity.”
(ibid p 86)
17“… the only reference to
the Trinity in the Bible occurs in the First Epistle of
St. John, fifth chapter, seventh verse. This reference is
not found in any Greek manuscript, as the Doctrine of the
Trinity was not part of the Church’s teaching until
it was incorporated into Christianity at the Council of
Nicaea in the Third Century. Consequently this verse is
now omitted from the Revised Version of the Bible which
was published in 1881.” (ibid p 96).
“Anyone wishing to pursue this subject further
should read ‘Christianity in the Light of Modern Knowledge,’
especially the able contribution by Dr Gilbert Murray (Professor
of Greek at Oxford University), which shows clearly how
Christianity developed out of the beliefs of the superstitious
and ignorant cults that abounded in the countries surrounding
Palestine 1,900 years ago, all having their suffering Saviour-gods
and beliefs similar to what gathered round the simple teachings
of Jesus, this medley of different beliefs becoming known
as Christianity’. (ibid p97).
“The Jews were again conquered by the Romans under
Titus in the year A.D.70, the Temple was destroyed, and,
at the request of Josephus, the Jewish Book of the Law was
sent to the emperor Vespasian at Rome and it has never been
seen since.” (ibid p105).
“Neither do Leviticus and Numbers agree as to facts
or teaching. Nothing is said about the after-life. Wherein,
then, lies the inspiration? Why attribute the Bible to God,
with all its falsehoods, cruelties and crude teaching? To
do so is blasphemy, and this blasphemy is uttered every
Sunday from thousands of lips speaking from Christian pulpits,
by those who claim to be the divinely appointed leaders
of the people in all things appertaining to their souls.”
“The bringing of the Jewish Book of the Law and the
Christian documents together in the 6th century of the Christian
era was the beginning of what became known as the ‘Bible’.
The Jewish book became known under the
name of the Old Testament, and the Christian under the name
of the New Testament.” (ibid p 106).
22. “The numerous interpolations
and additions in the New Testament were put in by scribes
at a time when it was not considered inspired, and thus
the most outrageous liberties were taken for several hundreds
of years. We are, therefore, on safe ground in saying that
not one of the books of the Bible remains today in its original
form.” (ibid p108).
“… it became evident that the Authorised Version
was far from correct. Consequently in 1881 a new Revised
Version was produced, and those responsible for this new
version stated that they had discovered 36,191 mistakes
in the old version. … The Revised Version
should have been the death blow to the Church’s claim
for the infallibility of the Bible, but this was not so,
and it has the support of many foolish people who quote
texts to prove their theories. These people read it without
thinking.” (ibid p109).
“When they open their Bible they close their reason,
yet, if they will consult the Encyclopaedia Biblica, they
will find that the article in it dealing with the resurrection
points out that in the various gospel stories of this event
there are twenty-two fundamental contradictions - of a most
serious character. Why should anyone be asked to believe
in an event recorded in such a way, and why does the church,
on this evidence, claim the resurrection of Jesus to be
the fundamental truth of Christianity?” (ibid p109).
25.”Christians agree, however, that,
as a result of God being thus crucified, he took away the
sins of all who had faith in him; that he was raised from
the dead, ascending bodily into heaven where he is now making
intercession for all who believe in him; that he will forgive
the sins of believers, and that those who do not believe
in him will be consigned to torment. Further, that this
God is really three Gods and that Jesus is one of the three;
three Gods, yet he is only one; and so the mystery of the
Trinity has to be added to the other Christian beliefs already
noted.” (ibid p 110).
26. After Emperor Constantine adopted Christianity
as the State religion of the Roman Empire, much of the Mithraic
worship was incorporated into the Church’s ritual.
(ibid p 113). (Constantine agreed to become Christian if
he is baptised immediately before he died – believing
that he will go straight to heaven).
“When the Popes, Christian emperors and then later
the converted Christian kings went out to conquer, the conquered
nations were butchered into acceptance of the new religion,
and this went on until the 12th century, when Christianity
had complete control over the greater part of Europe –
a time which became known as the Dark Ages – when
everyone in Europe thought only about churches, altars and
relics, besides their ordinary occupations, husbandry and
fighting.”(ibid p 113).
This, according to Christians, is the morality of their
God when it is reported in the Bible: “I will heap
misfortune upon them. I will spend mine arrows upon them.
They shall be burned with hunger and devoured with burning
heat and bitter destruction. I will also send the teeth
of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the
dust. The sword without and the terror within shall destroy
both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also, and
the man with grey hairs.” (ibid p 119).
The Dark Ages: “During the night of Christianity,
Europe produced no literature. For a thousand years the
minds of men were paralysed by this superstition, and only
slowly after the Reformation was the lamp of learning re-lit
by the ancient literature of Greece and Rome. The wisdom
of these two nations was the basis on which Europe built
up her science, literature, wisdom and knowledge.”
(ibid p 122).
“The Inquisition – the wilful of burning alive
and torturing of people – was not confined to what
is now called the Roman Catholic Church. The Inquisition,
and all it accompanying tortures by thumb-screws, racks
and other fiendish device, was just as formidable, and just
as fierce, in Protestant Edinburgh and Protestant London
as it was in Roman Catholic Spain. (ibid p 125).
“Torture inflicted by one sect of so-called reformed
Christians on some other sect did not cease in Britain until
the landing of William of Orange in 1689, when all those
awaiting torture or the scaffold for their religious beliefs
were liberated from prison. Imprisonment for unbelief, however,
continued until the middle of the 19th century.” (ibid
"Question: Do all people who die on earth live on the
same surface, just as we live together on the surface of
the earth? The general answer is “Yes”; but
it must be remembered that there are earth-bound souls who
do not arrive at the first plane without assistance, and
in some cases for a very considerable time, so far as time
is reckoned on the earth. There are special places for children
to be brought up in, as well as healing for those living
on the first plane. But the word “place” does
not quite signify the same thing as it meant by it on the
earth plane." (ibid p 270).
33. "Those who have made a study of
the origin of Christian literature are of the opinion that
the various events and sayings recorded in the Gospels can
ALL be traced to earlier origins than the events to which
they refer. The four gospels are therefore the result of
the collation of ancient stories and traditions prevalent
in the east at the time they were written.” (ibid
From the author: “That this book may clear to all
the fundamental certainties of life, and also help the orthodox,
belonging to all the world’s different faiths, to
extricate themselves form the quicksands of superstition
and reach the rock of truth, is the author’s earnest
hope and desire.” (ibid p 320).